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Inn on Main Street Asheville NC Bed & Breakfast
88 South Main Street
Weaverville, NC, 28787, USA
(828) 645-4935

A Mothers Day to Remember

Posted on March 27, 2011

What nicer way to treat Mom than to take her to a nice B&B, and tour another dozen B&Bs while you’re there?

That’s why we decided to offer an Almost Mothers Day special the weekend of the Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association Spring Tour of Inns, April 16 and 17. Stay two nights at the Inn on Main Street that weekend and we’ll provide free tour tickets for you and your mother, a $50 value. If you book online, just write in the notes area that you want the free tour tickets and where you learned about the Almost Mothers Day special.

You can’t come that weekend? Book any two nights until the real Mothers Day on May 8, and we’ll give Mom a seasonal bouquet in a take-home handmade mug instead. She’s worth a little pampering.

Fly Like an Eagle

Posted on March 24, 2011

Ever since Navitat opened near Weaverville last year, folks have been excited about ziplines and canopy tours.

Several of our Inn on Main Street bed and breakfast guests have taken the leap, as have Nancy and I, for an adrenaline rush you’d normally have to risk your life for. The Navitat course is so state of the art, and so high up, that it’s been named one of the top 10 in the U.S.

Now comes the announcement that another zip line course is being added in downtown Asheville at the Crowne Plaza resort, on what had been part of the golf course. Our guests who enjoy extreme sports and adventure can now try an assortment of zip lines, plus rafting, rock climbing and even hot air balloon rides.

Spring Tour of Asheville B&Bs Got Tastier

Posted on March 15, 2011

We’re very happy that the Sunnyside Cafe in Weaverville has agreed to be our restaurant sponsor on the Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association Spring Tour of Inns April 16 and 17.

Each B&B on the tour has a restaurant sponsor that will provide small bites during your visit. We were excited that Jack and Patty agreed to feed at Inn on Main Street. Their cafe is one of our favorite places to refer guests. It appears so understated that we have to assure guests that this is NOT a biscuit-and-gravy joint. Jack is a fantastic chef, and Patty oversees the friendliest and most efficient front-end of a restaurant that you’ve ever seen.

Inns in Weaverville and Barnardsville will be on Sunday’s tour. Tickets for both days of the tour, featuring 14 B&Bs and their restaurant partners, cost $25 per person, or $40 per couple online. Folks taking the tour will also have the opportunity to buy raffle tickets for a $250 gift certificate at any ABBA inn. Some of the proceeds benefit Manna Food Bank.

If you’d like to visit and go on the tour while you’re here, we have a special deal for you. Stay two nights that weekend at Inn on Main Street and we’ll throw in the tour tickets for half price and buy your raffle ticket. Just mention that you saw the offer on our blog or Facebook page.

How ’Bout Them Dawgs?

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Posted on March 12, 2011

When they handed out the manly sports genes, I must’ve been snoozing. I love to DO active stuff, but I’m not very interested in watching games, unless I have a family obligation to do so.

LEFT: Guest John Parker, center, enjoys a photo op with Katharyn Richt and Georgia Head Football Coach Mark Richt at Inn on Main Street.

So please forgive me for not recognizing the University of Georgia Bulldogs’ head football coach, one of the winningest coaches in the country. I thought Mark Richt and his lovely wife, Katharyn, were just folks, another handsome couple from Georgia like we get every weekend as Inn on Main Street guests.

It took guest John Parker to reveal we had the Top Dawg at the breakfast table. John’s all the sports fan I’m not, and recognized Mark. We got photos of John and the Richts, but no inside looks at the playbook. Mark was even noncommittal about the coming season.
One thing Mark and Katharyn were happy to share was their pride in their kids, one of whom is quarterback for Mars Hill College, just a Hail Mary up the road from here. Two others joined them on this trip. We hope Mark and Katharyn will be back often to see their son play.

One Degree of Separation

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Posted on March 7, 2011

The most fun thing about being an innkeeper is meeting new people from much different walks of life and hearing their stories. Invariably, we learn that somehow we or another guest know someone the other guest knows from somewhere far, far away. It reminds me of the theory that everyone on the planet is connected by only six degrees of separation. The idea is that if two strangers got together, they would find that there are no more than six links of acquaintances between them. It was popularized with the notion that all of us are six friends of friends away from knowing Kevin Bacon, the actor.

LEFT: From left, Ruth, Charlie and Jeff Woodman, and Melvin Bernhardt.

We just had an actor, Jeffrey Woodman, stay with us at Inn on Main Street. With him were his partner, Melvin Bernhardt, and Jeff’s parents, Ruth and Charlie. Talking with Jeffrey, we learned that he had worked with Kevin Bacon, finally whittling our list to one degree. In the course of chatting with this down-to-earth family, we also learned that Jeffrey has acted on Broadway and in regional theatre all over the country, and that quiet Melvin is a Tony Award-winning director. His Broadway credits include “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,” “Da,” and “Crimes of the Heart.” We probably would never know all that if we hadn’t had the it’s-a-small-world conversation.

Now for the most fun part of the name-dropping. Jeff is the voice of Watson, the supercomputer that beat out the competition on Jeopardy. One of his lines of works is recording books for those of us who like to take in literature without actually reading. His voice is in such high demand, apparently, that IBM asked Jeff to provide the voice for Watson. He was asked to read some passages, from which IBM engineers isolated snippets that could be combined into any word in the English language. His voice has played everything from a cartoon gopher to the all-time Jeopardy champ. And we couldn’t get enough of it.